It's been 4 months since my husband and my trip to Hamilton Island and we still remember our first day on the island as being the best, so I thought I would share it on the dull and dreary day in Tasmania.
We arrived at 10.30am from Melbourne and knew we wouldn't be getting into our hotel (Palm bungalows) until later that afternoon, so as a surprise, I had booked us in for a destination de-stress massage with spa wumurdaylin at 11.30am. I can honestly say that it was one of THE best massages I have ever had. So much so that we immediately booked in for another massage a couple of days later.
Feeling very relaxed, we wandered over to Sails restaurant for a leisurely lunch and a few drinks, then onto the Reef Hotel to book into our bungalow.
We were driven to our bungalow with our luggage in a buggy where we unpacked and made ourselves comfortable.
From there, we walked over to the main pool for a swim and drinks from the pool bar. I lost my husband there for awhile LOL. He started off to swim around the little island but took ages to get back to our seats, no he hadn't drowned, just found the bar and some lovely people to chat to!
Soon it was time to head back to the bungalow to freshen up before meeting the crew of Dennison Star for our evening cruise and meal, with of course more drinks! The crew were friendly and meal very enjoyable with the time just flying by. After landing we walked over to the other side of the road to get the shuttle to our accommodation but it was full when it came past, so we opted to walk over the hill which didn't take long at all, even with my dodgy hip.
All in all a great start to our holiday.